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Questions tagged [portrait-drawing]

Meant for questions regarding the intricacies and difficulties associated with drawing or painting anything that has as face. For medium specific questions, please tag that medium.

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How is my Art and how can I improve? [closed]

I am a complete amateur with no formal training in Art. I am interested in the Art of Sketching. Since I have no teacher, trainer, or adviser, I do not know how my sketches. I am providing here a ...
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How do I stop my finished pencil picture from smudging? [duplicate]

I swear, I have been drawing for years yet i still cant figure this one out. How exactly do i stop my finished pencil picture from smudging? I would appreciate anyone's help or ideas to the situation.
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The differences between masculine and feminine features to improve my portraits

Earlier this summer, I drew a portrait of a girl that I liked. It was a good drawing, but I cheated. I basically traced the important parts and carefully overlayed the photo for shading. I never ...
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Drawing a newborn baby

I got comments saying that the pose is flat and the form has no shape and that I should draw simple 3D shapes. I don't understand what they mean by form having no shape or pose being flat. Here is my ...
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How to replace sad face with happy face

I wish to paint following by hand, using oil pastels This is from period drama (Rustic India, 1800s) Background is simple, yet decorative, lady is natural beauty. Only problem is she is crying. ...
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How to draw a head from all angles from imagination?

I've been drawing portraits for some time, both realistic and stylized. I can draw from imagination for profile, 3/4 and face-forward views. But I want to be able to draw from imagination all views: ...
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How can I draw single hairs on black background with charcoal or graphite?

Every time I look at super realistic portrait drawings in charcoal or graphite, I wonder how to draw single hairs against a black background (on white paper though) like here or here. Do I have to ...
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What is the name of this drawing style?

I wonder what's the name of the style of drawing of the following picture : I know it's some digital painting, but if I want to draw characters like this with a pencil, is it more like : Cartoon? ...
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How can I draw realistic hair with pencil?

I've always loved drawing people and my medium of choice has been standard drawing pencils, but I often struggle with hair - specifically long hair. I've come across a couple techniques that have ...
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Does grid drawing help with drawing from imagination?

I've taken art classes in high/middle school where I did a couple of grid drawings and I've even done a couple on my own. I also had an art class in college last semester and everyone there loved my ...
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What's the term for the opposite drawing style to hyperrealism?

I'm learning how to draw, and I'm trying to find the name of my favorite style so I can find more resources about it. The style is reasonably minimalistic, using only the necessary detail to make ...
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How to start a pencil portrait without using an outline of features?

I enjoy drawing head portraits in pencil, but I've found that sketching an outline of the prominent features often lead me astray. For example, due to shadows my eye is sometimes approximating the ...